Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pot Roast, Wine and Lots of Family...

I probably should have broken this up into at least a couple of posts but it was a fun-filled weekend with good food, good 'beverages' and most of all, good company! So let's start by flashbacking to Friday...

It started with the last post - Sauteed Shrimp and Guam Rice...check out the comment from the 'diner'! Apparently, that went over very well! And then onto Saturday...

Bananas, tangerines, English Muffins, coffee, etc., in the morning...then we did BLT's and chips for lunch...how can anyone find something to complain about that! Mike and Mikey spent a good part of the morning and afternoon with us and I'm still wondering why I didn't take pictures! But that little boy is just such a joy to sit and watch!

So on to the Pot Roast...

Start by browning a chuck roast or any cut of your choice in olive oil and Worcestershire Sauce. Garlic pepper sprinkled heavily on the roast is definitely a plus!

Dutch Oven or Crockpot...either way...add a little water and let the roast cook for several hours.


Then add the potatoes and carrots...or anything other veggies you desire! Roast until done.

There were only 3 of us and not that much left over...must mean I did a great job! Pat on the back for me!

Onto Sunday...

A little brunwich bar...fix your own sandwich, add a few pickles and chips to prepare for the next adventure.

And then off to the San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine...

I can't tell you how relaxing it is to just sit and listen to the music with good company...


Vinny Jacobs was our entertainment for the afternoon...he does a little bit of Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffet...just kind of laid back music...so enjoyable and relaxing.

I was able to get the recipes for the best part of the day. So first, (my personal favorite)



White Sangria...

1 Bottle Vintners White
1 Bottle Dry Sparkling Wine
4 oz. Triple Sec
Sliced Fresh Fruit (oranges, apples, kiwis, limes)
Add ice, chill for a few hours and serve

And...



Spiced Sangria...

Okay, first I need to be honest...this picture is not Spiced but Red...looks the same but they don't serve the Spiced...

1 Bottle Vintners Red
1 San Sebastian Mulling Spice Bag
1 Orange, sliced
1 Lemon, sliced
1 Kiwi, sliced
1 can 7-UP

Combine first 5 ingredients in large pitcher and refrigerate. Remove spice bag after one hour (can be reused if placed in plastic bag and freeze). Add 7-UP immediately before serving over ice.

And now onto the dinner at Darumas...

Well, first we had to have the meet and greet at David and Lianna's house...


Are you lookin' at me???

"Appetizers with Kodi"

And now really onto the dinner at Darumas...

Anyone who has ever been to a Japanese Steak House is salivating right now...we didn't take pictures of the food but we all know how phenomenal it is...

Happy!

And done! He couldn't have said it better!

4 comments:

Lianna Knight said...

What a FUN weekend!! I wish I could have taken part in the roast and other good food...but I must admit that I was NOT complaining after Sunday's feast!

Dottie said...

It was a great weekend with lots of good food! Back to weight watchers now -- boring!!!!

Lianna Knight said...

I just saw your comment on my giveaway....I am actually going to giveaway a switchboard next :) The girl that I buy them from agreed to donate one...so you could win that next!!!

Jill said...

I don't like to cook but I love to read your yummy recipes. I wished I were there to pull up a chair and join you guys!!
BTW...I love, love your new blog look.

love ya BFF